Looking for a fresh, modern production which is full of life? Any genre from Pop, EDM, Rock, Indie and pretty much anything else... I'm your guy! I have been a full time producer for 12 years working with the likes of Sony, Warner, Interscope, Syco Music, Universal and many more. I can take your bare bones song & turn it into a radio-ready song!
I am originally from Manchester, UK but have lived in Los Angeles for the last 12 years. I work with clients all over the world on Soundbetter and have produced over 1200 songs for artists in over 217 Cities. I play guitar, piano, bass, cello and drums but my strongest skill is programming and producing tracks from scratch.
I currently split my time in my studios in Los Angeles & Miami.
How i work:
I can take your Demo ideas/melody/lyrics and bring your song to life!
I strive to make your song shine with emotion, dynamics and power which will catch the attention of listeners right away!
- Producing a track from the ground up based on your references and ideas!
- Producing a track around your lyrics, demos or even a new track for you to write over!
- Reproducing/Remixing to make your song "Soundbetter"
- Mixing and Mastering
Please read my reviews as they say more about me than i ever could. I remember what it's like to be the artist and I ALWAYS treat my clients the way i would want to be treated!... Working with me is always fun, easy & the final production will blow you away ;)
Let know how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above!
Send me a note through the contact button above.
878 Reviews - 121 Repeat ClientsEndorse Killian Cruiser
Killian, is a great producer! He understands the style of music I like and makes sure the outcome matches. He's always willing to make changes and goes above and beyond to get things right. I asked him to make a few changes to my most recent song and there was no ego involved at all. He just wanted to get it right. I appreciate that and will for sure book again!
Another SLAM DUNK by Killian!!! We already have our next project booked together and I recommend you work with him on your next song as well!!
I gave killian a very small amount of detail on how I wanted the song and he still nailed it. It came out exactly how I wanted it and better! Definitely going to be working with him again!
Killian made an outstanding job of reproducing one of my songs! He grasped the soundscape I was aiming for perfectly ans was attentive to my feedback throughout the whole process. I can't give anything less than 5 stars and I am deeply thankful to have found him. Looking forward to working more with him in the near future!
There's no style or vibe that Killian can't crush! He's also 110% dedicated to every single project we do. Ultimate producer and person to work with!
Killian is a very talented producer. He can produce all the styles of music: Pop, Rock, EDM... Highly recommended.
This is even better than the last project. Killian is so talented and easy to work with. He has incredible instincts and insight and does exactly what I’m thinking without much info from me!! I’m so unbelievably impressed, excited and happy
Really great guy to work with. Mix sounds absolutely brilliant, very happy with the outcome.
Killian is consistently great. He is a top shelf producer and arranger. He is great to work with. He's my "go to" producer for radio-ready and synch-ready projects.
The guy was incredible! Did EXACTLY what we had asked him to do in an entirely engaging and professional way. HIGHLY Recommend and intend to use him again and again. Thanks Killian and many blessings to your future!
Killian is an absolute master at what he does and is very in tune with what an artist needs. His enthusiasm for a project can really be felt through a track and he has a great way of being your ideas to life. Amazing would definitely work with him again.
I've done countless projects with Killian now and he surprises me every time with something so brilliant and unique it blows me away! There's nothing in the musical universe he can't do. Also a total rockstar of a guy. Best of the best of the best!
Another great interpretation by Killian knowing instinctively how to produce with Modern sound and feel..He's the man!!! Book him
Whatever your dream vision is for your song, Killian will exceed it by a mile! Best musical instincts, best tracks, best possible experience you could have working with a producer. Killian is a legend!
incredible guy to work with, very determined and high quality outcome.
Excellent, as usual.
Stellar work! No revision was needed at all. The song matches my style :) The elements are well put together too. I am selective with songs and this one is so harmonious and inspirational like.
Thank you Killian for being so positive and easy to work with!
As always Killian smashes it, stepping up the songs into huge sounding production!
- check_circleVerified (Client)
Amazing! Killian brings the heat EVERYTIME!! It's always great working with him. Looking forward to working more! =)
Interview with Killian Cruiser
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I am originally from Manchester, Uk, Where i was a touring musician with an indie rock band for a while, got my first record deal over in England when i was 16. From there i toured the world and met a lot of great industry people. Finally settled in Los Angeles (My Wife was A&R at Interscope Records). Once i got married i decided i didn't want to tour anymore so moved more into the production/mixing world... Now i own my own licensing company and recording studio in Los Angeles which was always my dream to begin with. I am very blessed and love what i do.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is very varied but my productions are always full of emotion and vibe and i also love to combine genres a little in every song... Kind of like Avicii did on "Wake Me Up".
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Ed Sheeran... Super nice guy and hit music just comes easy for the guy.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: I like to get a full grasp of the song and project before i get to work. Also don't be afraid of trying new things.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, Rock, EDM, Folk, Country and everything in between.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My love for music and my experience is my strongest skill. I know how to make music that competes against Radio hits and i know what it takes to get an artist signed. I also own a music licensing company.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Computer: Mac Pro 8-Core 3.0Ghz, Macbook Pro laptop. Outboard Gear: Universal Audio UA-S610 SOLO, Golden Age Pre-73 MKII, Slate Digital Microphone System, Apogee Ensemble, Apogee Duet 2 Plugins: Slate Digital, Sound Toys, Waves, Native Instruments, Spectrasonics, You name it i probably have it. Mics: Neumann u-87, Neumann TLM-49, Slate Microphone System, AKG 214, AKG 414, Blue Baby Bottle. Monitors: Genelec 8030 LSE Triple Play, Dynaudio Acoustics BM 5A MKII. Control Room: Fully treated room with very high ceilings. Guitar: Gretsch Duojet with Bigsby, Gibson SG, Fender Telecaster (american), Fender Strat (American), Gibson ES - 335, Guild Acoustic, Gibson Mandolin, Lanikai Ukulele. Keys: Moog Sub 37 Tribute, Casio Privia PX-860, Axiom Pro 49, Axiom AIR Mini 32.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring 17 years experience as musician and 10 years as a Producer/Mix Engineer. I am from England originally but live in Los Angeles, I have performed all over the world as a musician and I have also recorded in some amazing recording studios with big artists as a session musician. I have been producing, mixing, and mastering everyday for the last 10 years! I have helped many artists find a path to Management, Publishing and Record deals.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I have worked on several projects from start to finish as a producer and mixer, then helped the artists get signed to publishing deals/recording deals. It's always nice to see people achieve their goals... i usually work with people for a while if we get along.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Take your work seriously and do it with love. I love working with artists with passion for what they do.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Right now i am working on pitching some of the artists i have been working with the last few years... Some have already gotten publishing deals/record deals from the material we have made together. I am also working on a few albums from people around the world.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I work with a lot of singers/writers on Sound Better.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog Sounds better but Digital makes the work flow much quicker and easier to get the idea out of your head. I use both.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: 100% satisfaction. I want them to love the work. If i believe in the music i will always try to get it in front of the right people.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I get to make music everyday & make other people's visions come to life. Music is my life.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Producers/writers: Max Martin, Greg Kurstin, The Chainsmokers & Julia Michaels. Artists: I love everything from Pop to Country to EDM to Rock.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My work process starts with listening to the song or references several times and feeling the vibe. I then come up with a game plan of how I can help bring the song to the next level. I love to add my own taste/vibe to the track while understanding/maintaining the artists vision. It is all about team work!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: They ask if their track can be played on the radio or signed by a big label. I say yes sure!! Let me help you to get it to that level
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I make a lot tracks from start to finish... Artists will send me the basic song idea, let me know what they are hoping to achieve and i help them get to the finish line. I also mix and master fully produced/recorded tracks to a "Radio Ready" standard. A lot of times i will also help them get their music in front of publishers/labels and managers through my contacts here in Los Angeles.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That having more instruments and tracks means better sounding songs/mixes. Its all about doing whats best for the song! Less is sometimes more but then again sometimes MORE IS MORE!! It's all about the song!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I like to find out what music they love and what vision they had when they created the song! This is by far the most important thing!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: 1. Piano 2. Headphones 3. Laptop 4. Apollo 5. Neumann Mic